I sometimes feel as if I’m talking to a wall when I write about the need for far stricter gun laws than we have in this nation. Actually, I feel like I’m having my head beaten against a wall much of the time, for some Americans feel more strongly about their right to “bear arms” than they do their own children. But I refuse to “sit down and shut up”, as I have often been told when I tackle this subject. Friend and fellow-blogger Keith has written the best piece I have ever read, including my own, on this topic, and has given me permission to share it, so I ask you to please … PLEASE take a moment to read … and think about … what he says. Thank you, Keith!
There is an old joke where a man prays and prays for God to let him win the lottery. After years of praying, he asked God why have you forsaken me and deny me winning the lottery? The clouds parted and God said “It would help if you bought a ticket.”
After yet another gun tragedy, many have offered prayers in public places for the victims and their families, even in the halls of Congress. Being a religious man, I am all for praying, but after so many gun tragedies, it is time we “bought that lottery ticket” and take legislative action. The status quo is not working and legislators are simply not doing their job.
I have written variations of this several times and will have to write it again in the future as our Congressional representatives are too concerned with upsetting the NRA than trying to solve an obvious…
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